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Standard User farci
(newbie) Sun 20-Mar-11 12:40:49
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'LOCAL ONLY' ACCESS ON HOTEL NETWORKS


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I travel frequently with my laptop (Vista) plus my smart phone. On numerous occasions at the destination hotel I can access the hotel WLAN but only local ie.no internet access. At the same time I can register my smart phone with the same credentials and reach the internet without problems.

I have followed all the Windows routines to reset my wireless switch but with no luck. Any help appreciated?

Wireless works perfectly on my home WLAN
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 20-Mar-11 14:42:18
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Might be browser proxy settings... try setting to Auto Detect.
Standard User Backpack
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 06-Apr-11 20:28:06
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Have you got the laptop set to static IP?

You will need to change it to use DHCP for the hotel networks.


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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 06-Apr-11 20:57:31
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the hotel may require authentication before allowing full internet access.
fire up a browser to see if you are taken to an authorization page or payment page.
once registered/paid your mac address will be allowed internet access.
just like the cloud or bt openzone service in airports etc.
Standard User farci
(newbie) Thu 07-Apr-11 01:02:14
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No - I thought of that! I'm on a hotel network now in Norway which is obviously working, but yesterday I got kicked off because an error message appeared about Windows Firewall. I don't have the exact text any more but I was recommended to stop it. I did and service was restored. But this sounds dodgy...Any more ideas? Thanks
Standard User wanapoo
(member) Thu 07-Apr-11 05:04:45
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It's Vista.

Vista is trying to do a secret hand shake (broadcast flag) but not all routers know what its talking about. Microsoft released a fix for this.

BROADCAST FLAG FIX

Standard User farci
(newbie) Sat 09-Apr-11 14:34:06
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Thanks Wanapoo - problem solved!
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